We exist to glorify God by loving our community through proclaiming the Word of God.

Equipped High School Ministry


The vision and goal of the High School Ministry at Shades Mountain Independent Church is to see every student develop as a disciple that makes disciples for the glory of God.

We hope to accomplish this goal by instructing and involving students in holistic discipleship for their whole lives.  In doing so, we first want to learn how to praise God for relating the gospel to us through his Son.  It is because of the gospel that we also want to grow in relating the gospel to ourselves through the various spiritual disciplines, relating the gospel to one another through community, and, finally, relating the gospel to the world through missional living.

When we meet:

The High School Ministry meets in the Jones House Basement every Sunday morning from 9:00-10:15 and every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00.  Beginning June 4, join us for a special Sunday morning series this summer…

We will cover topics such as:

  • Environmentalism
  • Gender Roles
  • Racism
  • Homosexuality
  • Sanctity of Life (abortion, cloning, IVF, genetic engineering)
  • And more


If you’d like more information about getting connected with the High School Ministry, please contact Matt McGrew.

Upcoming Events:

Welcome Freshmen!

On Wednesday, June 7, we will have a cookout at the Jones House Basement to celebrate! There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and dessert – all high school students are encouraged to attend!

Ascend Summer Camp:

High School Students have an awesome opportunity this Summer!  We will be taking a group to Ascend Summer Camp in Carlinville, Illinois from June 28 – July 2.  Registration is going on now; the total cost for the week is $350.  If you would like to register or need help covering the cost, please contact Matt McGrew.  To get a taste of what Ascend Camp is all about, please watch this video:

Winter Retreat:

Our 2017 Winter Retreat will be January 12-14 at Children’s Harbor in Alexander City.  Be sure to save the date on your calendar – more details will be coming soon!